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DELAIRE GRAAF WINEMAKER

Meet the Delaire Graff winemaker over dinner. This month’s Thirsty Thursday got fast tracked by one week and one day and will take place NEXT WEDNESDAY where we’ll taste six fabulous Delaire Graff wines along with winemaker Morne Very. Places are limited so don’t you dally now! Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017 Time: 19:00 arrival for 19:30 dinner Venue: The …

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LIGHT UP THEIR WORLD

Want to make a real difference? Diepsloot. This is a vibrant community of over 130 000 people that’s located in the Northern part of Johannesburg. It was originally established as a transit camp and grew as people moved in without proper infrastructure. With crimes totaling over 40001 reported incidents annually, it is hardly the safest place for children to grow. …

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STANISLAW TRZEBINSKI

Gauteng art enthusiasts are in for a treat this July as Stanislaw Trzebinski, a talented 25-year-old sculptor, showcases his mesmerizing solo exhibition, “Ortus”, at the Melrose Gallery in Johannesburg. Part of his ongoing coral series, “Ortus”, features never before seen bronze sculptures in the 41-piece strong showing, along with never before seen two-dimensional works on brass, copper and paper. The …

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WITS THEATRE: 969 FESTIVAL

Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival celebrates its 14th birthday this year with a spectacular line-up of 28 theatre, dance and music productions that will feature on both the Main and fringe stages at the National Arts Festival in 2017. Running from 14 – 30 July at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, the popular 969 Festival has a diverse artistic appeal showcasing …

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PIETER-DIRK UYS: THE ECHO OF NOISE

Pieter-Dirk Uys’ one-man memoir – The Echo of a Noise – is back at MonteCasino by popular demand. In April this year Pieter-Dirk Uys took The Studio at MonteCasino by storm with his provocative and deeply personal memoir The Echo of a Noise. There wasn’t a seat to be had. Now, back by popular demand, Uys will perform his acclaimed …

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SEE STARS AT PARKVIEW

Parkview Golf Club is inviting the suburb’s residents to reach for the stars. As Saturn passes the earth close enough to offer clear visibility of the solar system’s second largest plant, and both Venus and Jupiter pass nearby, the club is organising a mid-winter star-gazing evening on its fairways on Friday, July 14. Leading astronomer, Gil Jacobs, will present a …

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BASA AWARDS

The 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, are accepting entries from business and arts partnerships that were activated between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016. The date for the entries to be in is the 30th June 2017 . The award categories are intended to showcase the diverse ways that business partners with arts projects, …

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STARS SHINE AT THE NALEDI’S 2017

The musical Annie came out tops at the annual Naledi Theatre Awards by garnering four awards, including Best Production of a Musical. Three other highly-acclaimed productions, Scorched, Suddenly the Storm and the musical, TAU, won three awards each at a glittering event held at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Monday night. South African theatre in all its glory …

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TURBINE ART FAIR

Turbine Art Fair celebrates 5 years of contemporary South African art. The fifth edition of the Turbine Art Fair (TAF), brought to you by the forum company, will take place at the iconic Turbine Hall, Johannesburg from the 14th to 16th July 2017 with a First Access experience on the evening of 13th July. TAF has firmly established itself as …

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ONE COLOUR AT A TIME

Fine art screenprinting continues to flourish in South Africa! This is evident in the selection of young and emerging artists, producing exciting work in this medium, who will be showcased in WAM’s forthcoming exhibition One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints. In an initiative to showcase recent contemporary work being made in South Africa, WAM invited three printing studios located …